Traditional Medicinals

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100

This is a nice blend of mints, chamomile, and various herbs. I find is soothhing and it tastes very good. I will be drinking this as an every day herbal tea rather than just after meals or when I am sick.

Flavors: Cactus Flowers, Floral, Herbs, Lemongrass, Mint, Peppermint, Root Beer

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 17 OZ / 500 ML
rosebudmelissa

That sounds like an unusual mix of flavors.

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95

One of my favorite teas. The perfectly tart cranberry blends smoothly with the strong fennel flavor. This is one of those stand-alone teas, with strong flavors, which I appreciate as I don’t use sugar or milk with any of my teas.

I can honestly say that I also feel less bloated after drinking this. I’m sure not everyone will feel the difference, and perhaps it’s a placebo effect, but since I love the flavor so much, I can’t complain! It’s just an added bonus to feel firmer.

Flavors: Cranberry, Fennel, Lemon

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90

Absolutely delicious, I notice chamomile, sweet mint, dried flowery herbs, maybe something lemony or minty like catnip or lemon balm? Very soothing and not medicinal/yucky at all.

Flavors: Floral, Flowers, Herbs, Mint, Pepper, Peppercorn, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 24 OZ / 700 ML

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53

Bought this in winter because it seemed like a good therapeutic tea to keep on hand during cold season. Fortunately, I never needed it for medicinal purposes. As the anise/licorice flavor was so prominent, I used it a bag at a time in combination with other teas, to soften its flavor profile I don’t know which ingredient soothes the throat the most, but that effect still takes place, even blended as one bag of this with five bags of other teas in one pot.

NOW—the part I never even noticed until before I drank the last bag by itself, so I could review it here: The WARNINGS!! Dunno about you, but I am so used to drinking herbal teas and blends that I forget that all the different plants which make up herbal teas HAVE DIFFERENT EFFECTS ON THE HUMAN BODY. Especially now that I’m getting older and taking daily meds, I have to start paying attention and READ THE HERBAL TEA BOX BEFORE I BUY IT, IN CASE I SHOULDN’T BLEND IT WITH MY MEDS.
This is the entire paragraph at the bottom underneath the “Supplement Facts” box:
CONSULT YOUR HEALTHCARE PRACTITIONER prior to use: if you have low potassium levels, if you have rheumatoid arthritis, an auto-immune disorder or a progressive systemic disease such as tuberculosis, leukosis, collagenous, multiple sclerosis, AIDS or HIV infections; if you are taking immunosuppressants, diuretics, corticosteroids, cardiac glycosides such as digoxin, or potassium-depleting agents, or if you are PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING.
DO NOT USE this product if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, or impaired kidney or liver function; if you are allergic to plants in the daisy (Asteraceae) family like chamomile or plants in the parsley (Apiaceae) family such as fennel. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR USE WITH CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OF AGE.”

So there you have it—a reminder from me to READ EVERY HERBAL TEA BOX FOR WARNINGS, such as these. Even ones you’ve been drinking for ages—just in case. Fortunately for me, having one bag blended with others over a three month period, the 16 bags didn’t seem to do me any harm, even though I have high blood pressure and should not have been drinking this tea.

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Lemon, Lemongrass, Licorice

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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15

Gosh this taste like burn dandelion root mix with mud together. Its very earthy but i get this aftertaste i could only describe as yuck! I purchased it for its medicinals quality so lets see if it works. I am going to force myself to finish this cause i bought it, but i think i prefers yogi moon cycle better for the same purpose.

Flavors: Dandelion, Mud, Wet Earth

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65

I’ve had this tea for a while, but never had to drink it up until now. I caught a little bit of a cold- although it has not progressed beyond a bit of a sore throat since I caught it three days go. My husband has more a cough along with a sore throat, but not so much for me.

In terms of taste, this is a very strong licorice tea. I don’t care for the taste, but it does provide some relief. So weighing taste vs medicinal properties, I’ll rate this one a 65. It’s not one I drink “for fun”, but it helps when I need it.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jillian

That’s pretty much how I feel about all of Traditional Medicinals’ offerings

Kristal

Makes sense, but I suppose their marketing is “medicine” and not “delicious tea”.

BTW, although I very, very, rarely drink tea with sweetener, this goes well with honey which helps provide even more relief.

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74

My go-to when I feel a cold coming on.

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96

This tea smells and tastes amazing! Echinacea is starting to become a favorite!

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59

i have a stash at work that i drink when nothing else is availble not bad but no great…good to sip on warm when it gets hot here in dallas i will see if it is good iced

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75

I haven’t made a tasting note in a while. I’ve been drinking tea, but it’s the same old, same old teas. Nothing new to write about. But last night I woke up around 2:30am with a horrid sore throat. I got some water and went back to sleep and just kinda dozed until the alarm went off at 6. It has gotten progressively worse. Maybe should have made some Clary tea from whispering Pines or some Cold 911 from David’s, but a friend suggested a ginger tea. I thought, what the heck, and made this one.

Ah, delight. Soothing warm tea on raw throat. If your throat feels like it has a six-sided pebble stuck in it, I can recommend this tea.

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75

I wasn’t planning on buying any tea for a while, but I saw this one marked down to $0.79. It was the Holly Jolly holiday version, but even so, seventy-nine cents??? I mean, how could I pass it up? Besides, I’ve been wanting a ginger tea for my tummy which seems to be frequently unhappy.

My first surprise was that the steeping time was 10 to 15 minutes. That seemed terribly long to me. I let it steep 11 minutes, which seemed to be about right. I can’t smell it, and I don’t get a lot of flavor, really, but I could feel the burn of the ginger. I don’t think I’ll drink this one for pure enjoyment, but it will be nice to have for those evenings when I’ve over eaten.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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45

This tisane is way too sweet for me and the licorice flavor is a bit overpowering. But that being said, it works! A sore throat feels significantly better after sipping this.

Flavors: Anise, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This isn’t a taster’s tea – but that doesn’t mean it is terribly unpleasant. It’s comparable to a very toasty oversteeped green tea. After 3 days of headaches that could not be eased by painkillers/ stretching/ hot showers, I drank a cup of this figuring the headaches must be hormone related. It cleared things up perfectly and gave me relief the rest of the night.

Flavors: Bitter, Green, Sour, Toasted, Wood

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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Merry Christmas Eve Eve :) i am skiing with the bf and his family this week and unfortunately have come down with a miserable cold, a very rare occurrence for me as I don’t get sick often at all, must be a powerful one. I bought some of this tea today and had a cup this afternoon that I could taste and am now unable to smell or taste anything lol so I am having another cup which I brewed for about 5 mins as compared to 2.5 mins earlier this afternoon. Hopefully it does its thing so I can ski tomo haha. Silly Christmas cold! Anyways, the cup I had earlier was nicely minty, mild citrus tang and that earthy, echinacea flavor. I imagine this cup is somewhat similar. Hope it works! Merry Christmas Steepster if I’m not back on before then!

__Morgana__

Feel better!

tigress_al

Get better soon!

mrmopar

Bummer, bad time of year to be sick. Hope you have a speedy recovery.

MissLena

Thanks all! I still have no taste buds on Christmas Eve :( but here’s hoping I’m feeling much better tomo! Merry Christmas all!!

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50

I despise the flavor of chamomile, but was feeling in need of a tea to help relax me tonight. I was pleased to find that the spearmint in this particular blend completely overpowered the scent and flavor of the chamomile. This still isn’t something I would choose to drink for the flavor, but it’s effective and drinkable for a chamomile-hater.

Flavors: Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70

Strong fennel taste with notes of spearmint. Directions say brew from 10-15 minutes with boiling water. Steeped for 15 minutes for strong but not overwhelming flavor.

Flavors: Anise, Fennel, Spearmint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 g 14 OZ / 414 ML

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85

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Flavors: Peppermint

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 2 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85

Really tasting the peppermint this time. Hoping it’ll sharpen these dull old wits! The manufacturer recommends a 10-15 minute steeping time, so that’s what I went for.

Flavors: Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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85

A lightly sweet herbal blend designed to support mental performance. The peppermint and rosemary really stand out. I prefer to add a bit of honey. Unfortunately this blend seems to have been discontinued. :(

Flavors: Peppermint, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 g 16 OZ / 473 ML

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60

A slightly bitter, nutty tea. The flavor is similar to coffee. Benefits of dandelion tea include a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as its properties as a digestive aid.

Flavors: Bitter, Coffee, Nutty

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec 16 OZ / 473 ML

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